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Menino orders review of Boston’s taxi industry

The review comes a day after the Globe Spotlight Team documented a lopsided system of enforcement of the city’s taxi services.

Spotlight report | Part 2

// On insurance claims, taxi owners avoid accountability

Passengers hurt in accidents often run into denial and evasion by poorly insured firms.

Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic drove around Celtics forward Brandon Bass for a basket during the first half. Pekovic finished with 29 points.

timberwolves 110, celtics 100

Celtics, without Pierce, fall in Minnesota

Playing without Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, the Celtics had trouble preventing the Timberwolves from scoring in the paint.

// After 34 years, convicted rapist is returned to Mass.

Gary Alan Irving, who was brought back to Mass. today from Maine, faces sentencing for raping three women in 1978.

Driver in fatal crash was high on heroin, police say

A Middleborough woman pleaded not guilty to motor vehicle homicide in the death of an 18-year-old Gordon College student in Lakeville.

Manager John Farrell congratulated Jackie Bradley, Jr. following Boston's victory.

Dan Shaughnessy

Bradley makes a mark on Opening Day

Jackie Bradley Jr. was effective at the plate, on the base paths, and in the field in Boston’s win over the Yankees.

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// Red Sox defeat Yankees in opener

The Red Sox pounded 13 hits and Jon Lester went five innings as Boston won at Yankee Stadium.

City Councilor John R. Connolly kicked off his campaign for mayor March 20.

Connolly raised more than $70,000 in March

John Connolly has $335,000 in his account in the race for Boston mayor. Meanwhile, Public Safety Secretary Andrea Cabral said she won’t run.


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Paul Pierce (left), getting fouled by the Knicks’ Raymond Felton, says the Celtics will be ready for the playoffs.

Celtics lacking victories, but not confidence

Despite recent struggles, the Celtics feel secure about a first-round matchup with the Knicks. But the numbers lately describe a team in decline.